With the 2024 presidential election getting closer, many speculations about who will run continue to emerge.
Right now, there are a lot of mixed messages about whether Biden will campaign. Originally, the president said he would be running for reelection.
Then, he went on 60 Minutes and said he wouldn’t be campaigning. Yet, new reports indicated that Biden recently told Al Sharpton he does, in fact, intend to run in the 2024 election.
At the same time, much speculation exists as to whether or not former President Trump will make a third run for the White House in 2024.
Now, new polling shows most Catholics don’t want either Biden or Trump running for another term as president, per Newsmax.
What Catholics Really Think of Biden and Trump
Over 58% of Catholics believe Biden should be a one-and-done president by the time his current term wraps up. Meanwhile, over 63% of Catholics also don’t support Trump making a run for president again during the 2024 presidential election.
POLL: Nearly 6 in 10 Catholic voters maintain that President Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, should not seek a second term in 2024.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 4, 2022
Thus far, only 32% approve of Biden’s time in the White House; whereas merely 26.7% of Catholics are in favor of Trump deciding to run for the Oval Office again.
This information is especially remarkable to Biden, considering the fact he’s a Catholic president himself.
Possible 2024 Contenders Outside of Biden and Trump
There are many candidates who could run in the 2024 race outside of either Biden or Trump.
On the left-wing side, Vice President Kamala Harris, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are some options.
On the right-wing side, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Congressman Tom Cotton, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Vice President Mike Pence are some potentials for the 2024 presidential election.
Desantis is going to win re-election in Florida in a landslide. Which will make him a top 2024 contender. It was eminently predictable left wing media were going to try and use the hurricane to attack him. They’re desperate because he’s trounced them on covid, economy & schools.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 3, 2022
At the rate things are going, the 2024 presidential election is a wild card. Thus far, it’s still too early to determine which candidate will win the primary.
Like pluralities of Catholics, many Americans would rather the 2024 presidential election not be a repeat of 2020. On both sides, there are many candidates beyond Biden and Trump who can run for office.
Meanwhile, previous polls have shown support for age limits on public office, with 70 being the most favored cut-off point. This would eliminate both Biden and Trump from running for president.
Thus far, everyone will have to wait and see how the presidential election pans out. Once the midterm elections have come to an end, the country will likely begin to see various prospects declare their candidacies in the 2024 race.
What do you think about the polling that shows majorities of Catholics oppose both Biden and Trump as 2024 presidential candidates? Let us know in the comments area how you believe this will play a role in the next White House race to come.